Mission Nova, the in-development FPS spin-off to EVE On-line, is formally useless in accordance with CCP Video games. The information was initially introduced throughout a Pearl Abyss (CCP Video games’ guardian firm) earnings name over the weekend, however since then builders have taken to some completely different boards to substantiate the information and elaborate on what’s taking place.
To anybody who has adopted Mission Nova, the information in all probability is not stunning. Initially introduced over 4 years in the past, Mission Nova was CCP Video games’ second crack at making an FPS set within the EVE On-line universe—although it would not be related to the MMO like its first FPS, Mud 514. CCP was clearly struggling to give you thrilling concepts, nonetheless, and after a disappointing hands-on session in October of 2018, Mission Nova was placed on maintain indefinitely.
Given Mission Nova’s everlasting delay, this weekend’s announcement feels extra like a formality than something. However, amazingly, CCP Video games nonetheless is not giving up on making an EVE On-line-based FPS. The London-based growth staff goes to strive once more beneath a distinct codename, and it sounds just like the scope goes to be rather more formidable that Mission Nova ever was.
“We’re persevering with to develop our sci-fi multiplayer shooter sport idea actively evolving it past the unique scope for what was previously codenamed Mission Nova,” mentioned George Kellion, CCP Video games’ head of public relations, on Reddit. “Growth efforts on this idea at the moment are the complete focus of CCP’s London studio. Mission Nova staff members primarily based in Iceland have been moved onto different tasks at our Reykjavík studio.”
Kellion defined this resolution was motivated each by the poor reception of Mission Nova’s 2018 hands-on reveal and since the scope of the brand new thought for an EVE On-line FPS is now a lot larger. “It is vitally frequent for video games in energetic growth to evolve over time, typically considerably,” Kellion mentioned. “We stay dedicated to providing a rock-solid, action-oriented gameplay expertise with stellar visuals, however as a consequence of vital modifications within the scope and route of our sci-fi multiplayer shooter sport idea, it additionally made sense to replace how we check with this mission internally. So, we’re now not utilizing the codename Mission Nova for this sport idea.”
However do not anticipate information on this new mission any time quickly. Kellion additionally mentioned CCP Video games would chorus from revealing tasks too early sooner or later. “We wish to present you slightly than inform you how we now have advanced this idea and we’re wanting ahead to doing so when the time involves current this idea as a fully-fledged sport.”